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One Belt, One Road: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges for US Companies @ The Carter Center, Cypress Room
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

The China Program at the Carter Center with the Hong Kong Trade Association

Invite you to participate in a half-day discussion.    Obor.flyer
Theme: One Belt, One Road: Risks, Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Business
Date: March 2, 2017, 10:00am to 1:30pm.
$50.00 per person; Lunch is included in the ticket price. Corporate tables are available at $500.
10:00am: Introduction remarks from Ralph Chow, Regional Director of Americas, HK Economic and Trade office, NYC
10:10 am: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Yawei Liu, Director of China Program, Carter Center
Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research, HKTDC, HK
Minister Zhu Hong, Office of Economics and Commercial Affairs, Chinese Embassy
Henry Yu, President of HKAA, and COO of Asian Investors Consortium
30 minutes Q&A
11:40 am: Break (15-20 minutes)
12:00 pm: Lunch
Keynote Speaker: James Suciu, President, Global Sales and Marketing, GE Power & Water, Vice President and Officer, General Electric Company
(Speech is about 20 minutes followed by 15-20 minutes of Q&A)
1:30 pm: Conclusion of Forum
China’s Rise & the Challenge for American Security: Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton: CRC’s Annual Lecture @ Georgia Institute of Technology, Student Center Commons, Peachtree Room
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The China Research Center Annual Lecture

Presented by:  Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University

Time:  4-5:30 pm., Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Venue:  Peachtree Room, Student Center Commons, 360 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332;  Map;

Visitor Parking next to the Student Center, or in Visitor Lot #3 just west on Ferst.  Georgia Tech Parking

2017 Annual Lecture Flyer

Title:  “China’s Rise and the Challenge for American Security”

Synopsis: Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the country’s rise to be a threat to U.S. leadership in Asia and beyond. Thomas J. Christensen argues against this zero-sum vision. Instead, he describes a new paradigm in which the real challenge lies in dissuading China from regional aggression while encouraging the country to contribute to the global order. Christensen offers a compelling new assessment of U.S.-China relations that is essential for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world.

Bio: Thomas J. Christensen is William P. Boswell Professor of World Politics of Peace and War and Director of the China and the World Program at Princeton University. He received his B.A. with honors in History from Haverford College, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. From 2006-2008 he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia. His most recent book, The China Challenge:  Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power (W.W. Norton) was an editors’ choice at the New York Times Book Review, a “Book of the Week” on CNN”s Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the Arthur Ross Book Award Silver Medalist for 2016 at the Council on Foreign Relations.

This event is free and open to the public.

International Workshop on China & the World @ Georgia Tech, Global Learning Center, Rm 236
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

International Workshop on China & the World
Atlanta, GA—March 9, 2017

CWP Workshop Program 2Mar2017

**All sessions take place at the Global Learning Center – Room 236 unless otherwise noted**

The event is free but registration is respectfully requested at


8:30-9:00 Welcome
Joe Bankoff; Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Jaqueline J. Royster; Dean, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Thomas Christensen; Director, China and the World Program

9:00-10:00 The Rise of China and the Changing Nature of Power in the 21st Century: Getting the Questions Right
Adam Liff, Indiana University

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:15 Panel on ‘Transitions: The Future of US-China around the Globe’
Moderator: Hanchao Lu, Georgia Tech
Discussants: Thomas Christensen, Princeton University and CWP Co-director; Andrew Erickson, Naval War College; John Garver, Georgia Tech; Alastair Iain Johnston, Harvard University & CWP Co-director; Fei-ling Wang, Georgia Tech; Xu Xin, Cornell University

12:30-1:30 Free Time for Lunch

1:30-2:30 Rethinking Sino-American Relations: Is Mutual Accommodation Possible?
Xiaoyu Pu, University of Nevada

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Chinese Military Reform in the Age of Xi Jinping
Joel Wuthnow, National Defense University

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-6:00 Panel on ‘China and Trade: A look at Opportunities & Challenges to the International Economic Order’
Moderator: Penelope Prime, Georgia State University
Discussants: Rongbin Han, University of Georgia; Scott Kastner, University of Maryland; Chien-pin Li, Kennesaw State; Haizheng Li, Georgia Tech; Eric Reinhardt, Emory University, Alanna Krolikowski, University of Alberta

Mediatizing the Nation: China’s Contested National Identity @ GSU, 25 Park Place, Room 830
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Center for Global Information Studies presents:

“Mediatizing the Nation: China’s Contested National Identity”

This mini-conference gathers top scholars on Chinese media and
nationalism, along with media and cultural practitioners to discuss
issues ranging from China’s cyber nationalism, to its global
nation-branding through the media, to the contestation of China?s
national image by international news outlets and audiences. It presents
an innovative and unique forum for engaging with the linkages between
China’s evolving media system and its national imagery.

March 21 CGIS China Event

China’s Fight Against Corruption: Dr. Yong Guo, Tsinghua University @ Student Center Theater, Georgia Tech
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs as it hosts Dr. Yong GUO, Professor and Vice Dean of the Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management, who will discuss “The New Development of China’s Fight Against Corruption.”

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Student Center Theater, Georgia Tech Student Center

Dr. Yong GUO is a Professor and Deputy Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management of Tsinghua University.  He is also the Director of the Anticorruption and Governance Research Center of Tsinghua University, a Specially Invited Ombudsman of the Ministry of Supervision of the People’s Republic of China, and the Sectary General of the Transparency International China. He was a visiting Scholar at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  His research is focused on the issues of Governance and Anti-Corruption.

PARKING: Visitor parking is located in AREA 2, directly next to the Student Center, as noted by the map on this link:

Event Flier:  Yong GUO Event1

Global Media Fest: Screening of Plastic China @ Clary Theatre
Mar 29 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Global Media Fest: Screening of Plastic China @ Clary Theatre  | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

2017 Plastic China Gt Event Flyer

A screening of the film Plastic China (China, 2016), followed by conversation, dinner and panel discussion with the awarded filmmaker and photographer Jiu-liang Wang.

Plastic China follows the members of two families who spend their lives sorting and recycling plastic waste from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious boss, dreams of a better life. Through the story of these two families, this poignant film explores issues of waste recycling, social inequality, as well as global consumption and culture.

It won Special Jury Award at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Check out the trailer at

The event features an interdisciplinary panel with professors: Greg Zinman in Film Studies (Georgia Tech), Eri Saikawa in Environment Science (Emory), and Matthew Realff in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Georgia Tech).

Plus: Free Pan Asian Dinner



Strategic Plan Advisory Committee Pilot Grant (SPAG)
The School of Modern Languages
China Research Center

The Center for Serve Learn Sustain

The China event is part of the The Global Media Festival: Sustainability Across Languages and Cultures, which focuses on international media productions that explore issues and challenges associated to sustainability. The goal of the festival is to serve as a global interdisciplinary forum that creates awareness of the cultural and linguistic challenges that emerge from the different meanings and interpretations of sustainability in diverse contexts. A full list of Global Media Festival events can be found at:

For more information on the China event, contact

Dr. Jin Liu
Associate Professor of Chinese
School of Modern Languages

Normalizing Private Business in China: Dr. Thomas Gold, University of California, Berkeley @ Emory University, White Hall 101
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

“Normalizing Private Business in China”

Presented by Dr. Thomas Gold
Professor of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley
This talk addresses the questions of why and how the Communist Party changed its attitude and policy toward private business in the reform era, and how the Party continued to expand the scope for it so that, along with marketization and globalization, private business has become a normal and integral part of contemporary China.

Emory University, White Hall, Room 1001, 4:00-5:15 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by:
Confucius Institute at Emory
East Asian Studies
Russian and East Asian Languages & Cultures, Emory University

Event Flier:  March 30. Gold Lecture

Sino-African Relations & China’s “One Belt, One Road” @ Rollins School of Public Health, Rita Anne Rollins Room
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative and its Implications for Sino-African Relations
Ambassador Zhong Jianhua
Former Special Representative on African Affairs for the Chinese Government, Former Chinese Ambassador to South Africa

1518 Clifton Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30322
Visitors Parking available at Michael Street Deck
8th floor, Room 860
Rita Anne Rollins Room (in the Grace Crum Rollins Building)
The Rollins School of Public Health

Visitors Parking available at Michael Street Deck

Presented by The 3rd Emory University-Carter Center US China Foreign Relations Speaker Series

In conjunction with
The Atlanta Confucius Institute & The Emory Institute for Developing Nations, and the US-China People’s Friendship Association

Event Flier:  ZHONG Jianhua Flyer FINAL

“One China” Policy: Its Past and Future @ Georgia Tech Student Center Commons, Piedmont Room
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please join The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, The Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy, the Department of Politics and Government at Illinois State University, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office for a workshop that seeks to clarify the distinction between China’s “One China Principle” and the United States’ “One China Policy,” and provide context and understanding to their origin.


“China’s One China Principle: Its Past and Future”

Jay Taylor; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University


“One China, Different Meanings”

Steven Goldstein, Ph.D.; Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University


“The One China Principle and Asian International Relations”

John Garver, Professor Emeritus; Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology


Session Moderator

Dalton Lin, Ph.D.; Sam Nunn School, Georgia Institute of Technology


When: April 12, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Georgia Tech Student Center Commons, Piedmont Room


A breakfast reception will be held prior to the workshop from 9:30-10:00am. Please RSVP to by Friday, April 7th if you wish to attend the reception.

One China Policy Past And Future Flyer

Global Footprint of Chinese Technology @ GSU Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders are hosting an evening briefing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the GSU Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200 to discuss the Global Footprint of Chinese Technology.  The evening kicks off with a networking reception at 6:30pm and the program goes from 7:00-8:15pm.

Featured speakers include Katherine Peavy,  Partner at Cross Pacific, Alexandra Tirado, CEO of Fortuna Holdings International, Joseph Bankoff, Chair of Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and Christopher Chan, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland.

China is determined to lead the global supply chains and production networks that depend on cutting edge innovation and technology. The world’s second largest economy, China has benefited from our heavy investment in research and development. Now the question begs, will Beijing itself become the global venue for groundbreaking technologies  Join the WAC Young Leaders for this evening briefing to discuss whether China can surpass the U.S. in innovation.

Please feel free to share this program with your colleagues and students. The flyer is attached. Students receive complimentary admission by e-mailing from their student e-mail accounts. For academic faculty and staff we can offer the discounted member price of $10 by using the code: ylmem17 when registering using the link below.

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